Tier 1 Commercial Automotive Supplier

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Technology that other vendors couldn’t supply was developed by EAM. Here’s what we did to provide the solution…

Tier 1 automotive suppliers are under constant pressure from their high profile customers to improve their products and extend their warranties. In this case, a manufacturer of transmissions, brakes, and axles for commercial vehicles needed to cut costs while extending the warranty on their parts to 1,000,000 miles!

They contacted EAM to see if there was any way they could improve the magnetic chip collector design they were already using. They needed to come up with a more efficient and longer lasting solution. Of course, they needed to accomplish this while keeping costs to a minimum.

EAM design specialists visited the customer’s plant in order to analyze and improve the chip collection system the customer was using. We worked with them to design and implement new test criteria which could be used to determine how well the new system was — or wasn’t — working.

EAM redesigned the magnetic chip collection system, reconfiguring the placement of the magnetic components. The magnetic material itself was also changed to a Ceramic / Hard Ferrite Grade 8 component, allowing for optimal strength while withstanding the elevated temperatures present in the axle, transmission and other drain plug areas.

The results spoke for themselves — improved performance, tremendous cost savings, and most importantly, the customer was able to extend their warranty to the automotive customers they serve!

Pertains to: Ceramic / Sintered Hard Ferrite Parts